Tag Archive: facebook

May 23

More fake coupons popping up

Another week means more fake coupons popping up on social media. Have you seen that Kohl’s coupon offer on Facebook?  It’s a clickbait scam. Scammers are again posing as a well-known retailer to try and get people to click on the link, possibly opening themselves up to malware. All of the tell-tale scams signs are …

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Mar 31

Another Facebook “like farming” is making the rounds; know how to spot it

Another day, another Facebook “like farming” post is making the rounds, tricking people into thinking if they share a post they will win big. Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York hears from people all the time who ask “is this real?” Sadly, it’s not. This is a common practice known as “like farming.” Like-farmers create …

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Feb 17

Click bait continues

Another day, another Facebook click bait scam is making the rounds, this time it’s a fake Southwest Airlines offer. Facebook recently removed the page. BBB of Upstate New York recently warned everyone about clickbait on social media. It’s a great reminder to check before you click!  We managed to grab some screenshots of the click …

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Feb 02

How to spot clickbait

You see your friends sharing too good to be true coupons, but do you know how to spot clickbait on Facebook? From free airline tickets, to gift cards and free Disney trips, Better Business Bureau gets calls from people who see the clickbait in their Facebook newsfeeds. You may think it is from a company …

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Feb 01

Facebook scam alert

Another Facebook scam is going around. This time, people are sharing a link for a $200 grocery coupon from Wegmans. This is what people see when they click on the link. An alert from CNYCentral.com says a Wegmans representative has confirmed this is fake.  We’ve seen this before. Most recently, with Dick’s Sporting Goods. To …

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